See 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles from the Water: 7 July 4 Fireworks Cruises and Boat Rides

The best view is from a boat, of course! Photo courtesy of Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long Beach
The best view is from a boat, of course! Photo courtesy of Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long Beach

Some of the best fireworks shows in Los Angeles take place over the ocean at various beaches and harbors, like Newport, Dana Point, and Marina del Rey. While the view from the shore is stunning, try witnessing the pyrotechnics spectacle from a boat this year; many whale watching and harbor cruise services offer special 4th of July fireworks cruises. Snuggle on deck under a blanket and watch the sky come alive in a stunning fireworks show as the water sparkles below.

We rounded up the best 4th of July fireworks cruises in LA and Orange County. Read on to find a boat leaving a port near you. If boats aren't your style, check out our list of places to watch 4th of July fireworks in Los Angeles. We've also got plenty of 4th of July desserts, Independence Day crafts, and more in our list of the Best At-Home Fourth of July Activities for Kids.

Brick Building Playtime
Donald Bruce Kaufman Library - 3:00 PM Pick
Annual Lighting of the Bay
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 4:00 PM Pick
City of Santa Monica's Official Tree Lighting Ceremony
Santa Monica Christmas Tree - 6:00 PM Pick
Free Day at the Skirball
Skirball Cultural Center - 12:00 PM
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